Media confirm my report that Monsignor West has resigned

The news media in Charlotte and across America have picked up the news that we reported last night: Monsignor West, chancellor of the Charlotte Diocese, has resigned. The Charlotte Observer reported today that “the second in command of the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte has stepped down after a “credible allegation” of sexual misconduct involving a former adult student of Belmont Abbey College. The Observer, in turn, cites the diocese’s newspaper, the Catholic News Herald, as its source. Read the full article. WCNC TV interviewed me for its report (above). The written report includes what WCNC calls a "Full Statement from Bishop Peter Jugis" about the resignation. See the video and report. A

Breaking News: Monsignor West of the Charlotte Diocese has resigned

I've confirmed from multiple sources that Monsignor West, the long-serving chancellor of the Charlotte Diocese, submitted his resignation today, March 27. The Diocese has made no statement yet regarding the resignation. It appears as if the Diocese is trying to get everyone to agree on a story before it makes any statement. The resignation is long overdue, and I hope that other leadership will do the same. I encourage any person who was abused by any priest who served in the Charlotte Diocese to contact the police department in the county in which they were abused. I strongly discourage anyone from contacting the Charlotte Diocese about their abuse until after the survivor has first contacte

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